Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Workers Memorial Day


SACRAMENTO Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 28, 2018 as “Workers Memorial Day” in the State of California.


The text of the proclamation is below:


The workers who grow our food, catch our fish, transport our goods, maintain our roads and extract raw materials from the earth risk their lives every day. While we fittingly set aside a number of special days each year to honor those who have fallen while defending our country or protecting our communities, today is a day to remember those who have lost life or health as a result of their work in any occupation.

Worldwide, more than two million people die each year from work-related accidents and illnesses. In California, 376 workers lost their lives in 2016. Today, let us express our gratitude to the workers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and rededicate ourselves to the cause of establishing and maintaining safeguards against workplace illness and injury.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2018, as “Workers Memorial Day.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 25th day of April 2018.

Governor of California


Secretary of State